DEEP: News Releases - 2009
News Releases - 2009
7/28/2009DEP, USFWS and NOAA Announce Final Fund Allocation For 27 Projects Approved For The Housatonic River Basin Natural Resource Restoration Plan
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the United States Fish and Wildlifle Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced that the final Housatonic River Basin Natural Resource Restoration Plan has been adopted by the Natural Resource Trustee SubCouncil.
7/28/2009Attorney General, DEP Win $100,000 Fine Against Montville Couple For Failing To Restore Damaged Tidal Wetlands
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that his office has won a $100,000 fine against a Montville couple who failed to comply with a 2006 agreement to remove an illegal boat ramp they constructed on the Thames River and restore wetlands they destroyed to build the landing and an adjacent beach.
7/27/2009Connecticut Department Of Environmental Protection Announces "Letterboxing" Program At Goodwin State Forest, Hampton
  Looking for a fun family activity that will get the kids outside?
7/24/2009The Connecticut Department Of Environmental Protection Presents Vernal Pools And Other Puddles Goodwin Education Center, Hampton
  Come explore the world of Connecticut's amphibians at "Goodwin Education Center, Hampton on Saturday, August 1, 2009 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7/24/2009State Reports First Mosquitoes Positive For West Nile Virus
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in Stratford on July 15, 2009 have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
7/23/2009Body Recovered In Long Island Sound Identified As That Of Missing Boater
  The body of a man recovered from Long Island Sound Wednesday has been positively identified as that of the person missing from a boat found off the coast of Milford Saturday, according to the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
7/22/2009Attorney General Asks Court To Compel Clean Up Of North Branford Junkyard, Will Seek Owner's Imprisonment If He Refuses
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today asked a Superior Court judge to compel clean up of a North Branford junkyard and will seek the owner's imprisonment if he refuses.
7/18/2009Governor Rell Launches "Connecticut Green Lodging" Allows Lodge Owners To Promote Conservation Measures
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the North Stonington-based Inn at Lower Farm, the Saybrook Point Inn and Spa and Cromwell Crowne Plaza are the first hotels to be certified for a new program that allows Connecticut hotels, motels and other lodging owners to market their businesses as "green" in order to protect the environment for their customers, employees and all Connecticut residents.
7/16/2009Governor Rell: New Law Expands Protections For Brownfields Developers
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced she has signed a bill that will help developers proceed more quickly with the clean-up of contaminated brownfields - idled industrial sites - and make it easier for them to recover clean-up costs from those responsible for polluting the property.
7/16/2009Numerous Cases Of Exotic Animals Removed From Connecticut Homes Reinforces Importance Of Exotic Animal Amnesty Day At Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport On Saturday, July 25
  Several cases illustrating the types of exotic animals owned by Connecticut residents have shown the importance of Exotic Animal Amnesty Day on Saturday, July 25 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7/14/2009The Connecticut Department Of Environmental Protection Presents "Life On Pine Acres Pond" At Goodwin State Forest, Hampton, CT
  Woodland ponds are incredibly rich and diverse habitats.
7/14/2009Migratory Bird Hunting Season Regulations Meeting
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations Meeting will be held from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Firday July 31, 2009, in the rear conference room at the DEP Marine Headquarters, 333 Ferry Road, in Old Lyme.
7/13/2009Fabulous Ferns At Goodwin Forest, Hampton, Connecticut
  Did you know that there are about 20,000 species of ferns found in nearly every part of the earth, from tropical rainforests to the arctic tundra?
7/9/2009Ronald McDonald Coming To Celebrate DEP's Boating Reward Card Program For Kids!
  McDonald's Owner/Operators for all Fairfield County McDonald's Restaurants will be giving away one free ice cream cone to any child that redeems a special Reward Card for being "caught" doing the right thing while boating.
7/8/2009Early Summer Wildflowers
  When you walk through a meadow or the woods, have you wondered about the plants and flowers that you see?
7/7/2009Governor Rell: $4 Million In Stimulus Grants To Help Build Fish Passage, Preserve Coastal Habitat
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that a number of environmental projects in Connecticut have been approved to receive $4 million in federal stimulus funds.
7/2/2009Native Plants: A Bargin In Your Backyard! A Goodwin Center Twilight Tour
  Tired of digging into your wallet to replace plants every year due to voles, winter damage, etc?
7/2/2009Connecticut DEP Announces Saltwater Fishing License Now Required In Connecticut
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that a saltwater fishing license, now required by state law to fish in Long Island Sound, can be conveniently purchased online through the DEP Web site.
7/1/2009Morris Vote Ends State Lease For Bantam Boat Launch Facility Now Open Only To Morris Residents
  As a result of a town meeting vote in Morris to terminate an agreement with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Bantam Lake boat launch is now open only to residents of Morris and DEP has ended its operation of that facility.
7/1/2009Top Prizes Awarded At DEP Great Park Pursuit 2009 Finale
  After visiting six different parks and forests throughout the state as part of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Great Park Pursuit adventure - which was back for a fourth year of play - 142 families recently gathered at Kettletown State Park, Southbury to participate in final challenges in the multi-week game.
7/1/2009Nesting Shorebirds Need Special Protection Over Fourth-of-July Weekend And Throughout The Summer Beach Season
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced measures to protect birds that live on the coast or shore and asked the public's cooperation in ensuring the safety of these species.